Eunice Jones, helped found fire department

The Baltimore Sun

Eunice K. Jones, a homemaker who was a founding member of a volunteer fire department, died Sunday of pneumonia at Chapel Hill Nursing Center in Randallstown. She was 92.

Eunice Katherine Schmidt was born, raised and lived her entire life in Randallstown. She was a 1934 graduate of Randallstown High School.

In 1934, she married Elmo L. Jones, a builder and postal worker, who died in 1974.

Mrs. Jones was one of the founding members in 1949 of the Liberty Road Volunteer Fire Company, and had been a past president of its ladies auxiliary.

Mrs. Jones had been a lifelong duckpin bowler, and used to bowl with the legendary Elizabeth "Toots" Barger, the champion duckpin bowler, who died in 1998.

She was the oldest living member of Mount Olive United Methodist Church, which she joined in 1927.

Services will be held at her church at 5115 Old Court Road, Randallstown, at noon Friday.

Surviving are two sons, Stanley A. Jones of Randallstown and Martin L. Jones of Pine Ridge, Fla.; a daughter, Betty L. Becker of Eldersburg; nine grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. Another son, Robert L. Jones, died in 1964.

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